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March 19th, 2011

While the tablets can protect the thyroid from absorption of radioactive iodine that is released in a nuclear crisis, the West Coast folks who are popping and/or stockpiling the pills are not going to come into contact with levels high enough to warrant the consumption of the pills.

March 18th, 2011

“Nuclear meltdown” is certainly a dramatic phrase. But after speaking to a former NRC commissioner, it became clear that it is not a scientific term.

March 17th, 2011

A new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists examines U.S. nuclear regulation.

February 11th, 2011

What will happen in the coming weeks, when Cairo’s Tahrir Square is no longer filled with people? Middle East politics and culture expert Laurie Brand answers that question.

October 22nd, 2010

Should we be suspicious of a woman who gets on a plane wearing a burka because she is identifying herself “first and foremost” as Muslim, as NPR senior news analyst Juan Williams put it? Join the discussion.

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